The University of Chicago will provide a new round of meals to local residents in need, as well as extend other parts of its community assistance program into the summer.
Discussions between restaurants along 53rd Street, the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce and Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) discussing a vehicle road closure to accommodate expanded outdoor dining have stalled.
The 2nd District Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) office has set meetings for the 20th Sector, which includes Kenwood's Beat 222, on Tuesday, July 14, at 6 p.m., and for the 30th Sector, which includes Hyde Park's beats 233, 234 and 235, on Tuesday, July 21 at 6 p.m.
SPRINGFIELD — Attorney General Kwame Raoul wants a U.S. court to compel a federal official to formally acknowledge that the Equal Rights Amendment received enough state support to be added to the U.S. Constitution – a largely procedural step that has thus far blocked the amendment from ratif…
Calls to remove police officers from schools are fundamentally about a reallocation of resources, Ald. Sophia King (4th) said at a press conference today, where members of the Progressive Reform Caucus that she chairs called for moribund legislation to remove them to have a hearing in City Council.
A lawsuit alleges that the Chicago Police Department denied people arrested during the unrest sparked by the killing of George Floyd, including protesters arrested during the May 31 demonstration in Hyde Park, access to timely contact with attorneys and phone calls.
Chants of “not police,” “defund CPD,” and “16 shots and a cover up” echoed through Harold Washington Park on Wednesday evening.
The 2020 Chosen Few Picnic and Festival will go from Jackson Park to a daylong live-stream on Saturday, July 4, featuring DJ sets and performances from the titular DJs and guests.
Amid increasing violence in the city and skyrocketing coronavirus infection cases nationwide, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and city officials are deploying 1,200 additional police officers citywide through Sunday and coordinating municipal services for safety and public health.
The University of Chicago unveiled its latest plans to reopen campus for fall quarter, announcing Tuesday afternoon that the school will offer a combination of in-person and remote learning, and outlining the public health protocols it plans to adopt.
Ald. Sophia King (4th) said her ordinance raising the city's guaranteed minimum wage to $14 an hour for most workers, which goes into effect today, benefits both workers and employers through increased stability at the workplace, regardless of today's tough economic climate.
About 100 marchers walked down Martin Luther King Drive from 35th Street to Dyett High School at 51st Street on Tuesday in the third annual “We Walk for Her” march.
Hyde Bark, a North Kenwood dog-walking, cat-care and pet-sitting business, has received a $50,000 grant from the city to refurbish a garage into a doggy daycare and boarding facility.
The Department of Streets and Sanitation will resume ticketing for street sweeping violations July 1.
The Jackson Park Advisory Council (JPAC) will host two clean-up days this week in the newly reopened park.
The 61st Street Outdoor Farmers Market opened Saturday morning with new “Covid Era Customer Policies” and practices. Masks are required for entry and pedestrian flow is managed to maintain social distancing.
Interviews with local school council members, including teachers and parents, and elected student body leaders at Kenwood Academy describe a school where stationed police officers play a limited, necessary role, and all interviewees support their continued presence at the school.
As the University of Chicago continues to plan for reopening, the school's administration said on Friday that they would allow all instructors to decide for themselves whether to teach in-person or remotely during fall quarter.
Although the city has moved into the next phase of loosening restrictions on businesses and services, Hyde Park businesses still need your support.
Pedestrians brave rain and high winds on Friday night as they cross Lake Park Avenue at 53rd Street.
The University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) reported the following incidents as having occurred from June 22-28.
The tightrope walk between public health and economic reality continues for Hyde Park-Kenwood's restaurants as they begin to offer indoor dining, albeit at just 25% of capacity.
The Hyde Park Neighborhood Club’s (HPNC’s) website states that “2020 has been unexpectedly complex. Beginning mid-March, due to the Covid-19 public health crisis, HPNC was forced to suspend all regular programs, leading to over 75% loss in revenue.”
As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt in Chicago and beyond, a neighborhood mutual aid project has expanded to meet the needs of people in Hyde Park and surrounding areas.
It has been a long time coming, but Ingrid Cheatham has reopened her spa, Posh Lash and Laser, in Hyde Park, eight months after having to leave her previous storefront in the South Loop.
SPRINGFIELD — For state Sen. Robert Peters (D-13th), ongoing protests sparked by the death of George Floyd are bigger than a single event of police violence, and it will take a collective effort to pave a path forward.
The University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) is closing its COVID-19 units as patients needing intensive care drops at the Hyde Park hospital and across the state.
Undeterred by rain, Ald. Jeanette Taylor (20th) tells demonstrators on Wednesday at Daley Plaza that she opposes the city’s $33 million contract with the Chicago Police Department that pays for police officers in Chicago Public Schools. Taylor said that instead, she wants the city to hire mo…
Special Service Area (SSA) 61, the business improvement district branded Downtown Hyde Park, announced a rebate program for businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic, with free window advertisements also available soon.
The Hyde Park Herald is moving its offices to a new location.
There have been six shootings in the 30th Sector, which covers the Hyde and Washington Park neighborhoods, between May 17 and June 22 — but no homicides, police reported at a virtual Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy meeting on June 23.
The 61st Street Farmers Market will reopen this Saturday with social distancing and health guidelines in place.
Monday's intermittent rain couldn’t deter Chicagoans from taking to the Lakefront Trail as it opened officially after months of being closed to fight the coronavirus pandemic. This cyclist heads for the path and passes lakefront path at Promontory Point, 55th Street and Lake Shore Drive, pas…
Members of Graduate Students United (GSU) at the University of Chicago voted earlier this month to leave the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the union it had been organizing with during a years-long campaign for recognition from the school.
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has released crowding reports for the buses in its system to help riders navigate public transit as the city begins to reopen.
The state has issued guidelines for Illinois educational institutions to return to in-person instruction, providing 2.5 million masks for every K-12 public school student in the state, but policies have yet to be released for Chicago Public Schools and University of Chicago students.
Four suspects broke into Ray School early Sunday morning through a rear window, scattering items throughout the building and breaking an interior window with a chair, though it is unclear if they stole anything.
Chicago will enter Phase 4 of its pandemic response plan on Friday, and Mayor Lori Lightfoot is allowing restaurant dining rooms to open for the first time since March, albeit with 25% capacity, a maximum of 50 people per room. Tables must be six feet apart with parties of 10 or fewer people.
Several Hyde Park museums have confirmed they will remain closed after Friday, June 26, when the city and state will enter the next phase of their coronavirus response plans that allow movie theaters, museums, zoos and performance venues to reopen.
The University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) reported the following incidents between June 15-21.
Across Hyde Park and surrounding neighborhoods, residents celebrated Juneteenth, commemorating the freeing of slaves in the United States with protest marches, gatherings, a food giveaway and a Black-owned business crawl along 53rd Street.
In late April, the Herald reported that landlords in Hyde Park had been filing evictions against tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of those landlords, TLC Management Company, filed eight eviction lawsuits against Hyde Park residents for not paying rent that month, even as the closure…
District protocol must be followed as the Ray Local School Council begins searching for a new principal, but Assistant Principal Gayle Neely made it clear she wants the job at a June 17 LSC meeting where plenty of attendees endorsed her.
Some businesses are open but others remain shuttered three weeks after looters stormed two shopping centers in Kenwood and a few targeted stores in Hyde Park.
Flanked by local elected officials, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a $4.75 million investment to rebuild damaged portions of the Lakefront Trail from benefactor and financier Ken Griffin.
The series has completed a look at the development of the major intersections along Lake Park Avenue and turned to stories of interest within the Hyde Park and Kenwood communities. The articles are all of varying topics but relate to the residences that currently or in the past have defined…
The third and final meeting in the Section 106 process to discuss measures to mitigate the impact of the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) has been postponed until July.
Two local projects are teaming up through the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (HPNC), raising money to feed local families and U. of C. healthcare workers with meals from neighborhood restaurants.
Chicago's beaches are still closed, Mayor Lightfoot says, but these young people staged a rebellion of their own, swimming off Promontory Point to cool down from the June heat.
After receiving the go-ahead from the state legislature and City Council, local bars and restaurants are planning to sell mixed drinks to-go, a boon to an industry that has suffered terribly in the coronavirus shut-down.
Megan Thole has resigned as principal of Ray School after six years effective Friday, July 3, leaving the local school council (LSC) to name her successor.